National Art & Design Saturday Club – autumn term 2017

We have now completed our autumn term for the National Art & Design Saturday Club this year. The group have achieved some brilliant creative artworks, many of which were included in an exhibition at Central Saint Martins, London this November. To get a flavour of what we’ve been up to, read on below.

We’re already planning on new activities to welcome the group back with after their well deserved Christmas break for the spring term. We’ll be going on gallery visit, getting stuck in to more artist-led workshops and continuing to work towards gaining an Arts Award.

To see more work from our Club and our other Creative Collisions projects, remember to follow us on twitter: @CreateCollide,  facebook: Creative Collisons, and instagram: @creative.collisions. Our National Saturday Art & Design Club is led in partnership with Time & Tide Museum and East Coast College Great Yarmouth.

Provocations – words and typography

In this session, we explored the collections at Time & Tide Museum and looked at art by Bob & Roberta Smith for typography inspiration to create provocation boards. The group was encouraged to question, consider and make statements about young people’s engagement in arts, culture and heritage.

These provocations were then taken to the Museums Conference in Manchester this November, where museum professionals from around the UK responded.

Photography montages

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The group took part in green screen photography at this session at East Coast College. The photographs produced were then created into montages using Photoshop.

Self-portraiture – drawings and collage

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During this workshop, the group looked at Time & Tide Museum collections to produce drawings that reflected their personality. They took inspiration from artists John Baldessari and John Stezaker.

This artwork was exhibited at Central Saint Martins as part of the National Saturday Club show in November.

Drawing with stitch

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At East Coast College, the group had a great time learning to thread up and use a sewing machine. Using their collage work from the previous session, they experimented with machine and hand-sewing into various different papers, plastics, fabrics and textures.

Clay

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Led by potter Jacqui Pooley, our Club members took inspiration from the souvenirs and curiosities on display at Time & Tide Museum. They were taught skills useful in pottery making from drawing and design work to working with clay.

London trip

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What a way to end the autumn term! Our Club took a trip to London in November to see their self-portraiture artwork on display with other clubs from across the UK. We then visited the immersive exhibition by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov at the TATE Modern. It was a great day out and we’ve gained some fresh creative ideas for the next term.

To see more work from our Club and our other Creative Collisions projects, remember to follow us on twitter: @CreateCollide,  facebook: Creative Collisons, and instagram: @creative.collisions. Our National Saturday Art & Design Club is led in partnership with Time & Tide Museum and East Coast College Great Yarmouth.

About Creative Collisions

Creative Collisions is an imaginative Youth Arts Network for Great Yarmouth where likeminded young people can share ideas, produce events and exhibitions and communicate opportunities in the arts. It is supported by Time & Tide Museum and local high schools and colleges

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